FSU lands UCF guard Darin Green Jr.

The Florida State men’s basketball team landed UCF transfer Darin Green Jr. on Monday afternoon. Green Jr. averaged 13.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 2021-22, making 87 of 226 shots (38.5 percent) from 3-point range.

“I selected FSU because I feel like it’s the best place to help me reach my academic and athletic goals,” Green said to On3. “I’ll have a chance to play basketball under legendary coach Leonard Hamilton while completing my studies in Business. The family atmosphere that has been created here at FSU Basketball is unique and I wanted to be part of this family.”

A shooting guard, Green Jr. adds to a roster that is taking on a new shape this offseason. FSU also landed 6-9 forward Jaylan Gainey on March 30. Gainey was named the Ivy League’s defensive player of the year.

Between players who are transferring, turning pro or have seen eligibility expire, the Seminoles will lose seven players. This has prompted coach Leonard Hamilton and the staff to dive into the transfer portal for production and leadership.

Re-setting FSU’s hoops roster

Eligibility expired: Evans, Ngom, Prieto, Lindner

Turning pro: Polite

Transferring out: Ballard, Boutayeb

Senior decision: Osborne

Transferring in: Gainey, Green Jr.

Core group: Mills, Cleveland, Fletcher, Butler, Warley, McLeod

Incoming: C Cameron Corhen, G Chandler Jackson, F De’Ante Green, G Jeremiah Bembry, F Tom House

This has FSU at 14 scholarship players if Osborne returns and the core group stays intact (not a certainty). Cleveland has previously stated his intentions to return for the 2022-23 season.